So the blog has basically looked the same since it launched back in…well, a long time ago. The theme is something I’ve wanted to change from time to time, but I could never find anything I liked as much as the one we’ve been using. But I think it’s finally time for a change.
The other day, Josh asked about getting a different theme that would let his code post correctly, and he reiterated a request that I’ve gotten before (primarily from Dorney, but also from others); namely, for a variable-width theme, rather than the restricted fixed-width. Unfortunately, every time I’ve browsed teh available WordPress themes, the non-fixed-width ones were uniformly bland, and would always eat any comments nested more than 2 replies deep. Needless to say, that was unacceptable.
This time, though, browsing the newest of teh variable-width themes, I found two that were promising, and one in particular that promised to be “great for a variety of uses including technical blogs, long-form writing, posting code samples, and displaying large images.” (emphasis mine)
Long story short, I’m going to be futzing around with the theme. Hopefully, everything will work smoothly, and we’ll have a new, streamlined look soon. But for when it doesn’t (because nothing ever goes smoothly), I’m leaving this thread up for your comments and complaints about the change.